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Your pictures: Lines

Wed, 2015-07-01 02:07
Readers' photographs on the theme of lines

Sturgeon tops women's power list

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:58
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tops a power list compiled by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme.

French troops suspended over child sex

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:41
France suspends two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in Burkina Faso.

PSNI deny U-turn over flag policy

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:40
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) denies a U-turn over its response to the flying of unionist flags on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.

Rajapaksa to stand in Sri Lanka poll

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:38
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will stand in parliamentary elections next month.

VIDEO: Testing UK's first human slingshot

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:18
A BBC Scotland reporter volunteers to try out the UK's first human slingshot, which reaches speeds of 90mph.

VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say locals

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:13
Runways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.

'England have air of invincibility'

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:11
As England prepare to face Japan in the Women's World Cup semi-final, Eni Aluko says they have never felt more confident.

Toyota exec quits after drug scandal

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:08
Toyota's managing officer Julie Hamp resigns from the company after she was arrested last month for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into Japan.

Peer urges powdered alcohol ban

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:00
Ministers are urged by a Labour MP to ban imports of powdered alcohol as part of a crackdown on so-called legal highs.

Barbados school trip cancelled

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:56
A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.

Fresh talks due on new Greek bailout

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:49
Eurozone ministers are to discuss a Greek request for a new two-year bailout, hours after it became the only EU economy to miss a crucial IMF debt payment.

Gleneagles Hotel sold by Diageo

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:39
Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been sold by drinks company Diageo, which has owned it for 31 years.

'Screaming' swimmers rescued from sea

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:38
Two people are rescued from the Bristol Channel after they were found clinging to a derelict pier, screaming for help.

In pictures: Heathrow airport

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:23
From small aerodrome to an international hub

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:14
A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".

Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:09
At least 11 soldiers have been killed in a wave of attacks by suspected jihadist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, security officials say.

Diwali becoming like 'stale bread'

Tue, 2015-06-30 23:36
Leicester's Diwali celebrations are becoming as boring as "stale bread", according to a former organiser of the event.

VIDEO: Third runway 'not going to happen'

Tue, 2015-06-30 23:29
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says a proposal supported by the independent Airport Commission for a third runway at Heathrow "not going to happen".

Japan v England: The key battles

Tue, 2015-06-30 23:28
Who holds the key to England reaching the Women's World Cup final? And who stands in their way?